The ancestors of the name Ashawe date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Lancashire
, where they held lands and a family seat
from about the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Ashawe family
The surname Ashawe was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Ashaw from about the 12th century. Consistently the Coat of Arms of this family name in all its spellings has been represented by three heraldic birds.
Early History of the Ashawe family
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Ashawe Spelling Variations
Ashawe has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Ashawe have been found, including Ashall, Ashaw, Ashawe, Asshaw, Asshawe and others.
Early Notables of the Ashawe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashawe family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ashawes to arrive on North American shores: George Ashall who settled in Virginia in 1641.